Thinking Local: How to Find Manufacturing Talent

06/20/2017 02:54 PM
Written by Joshua Wright, Director of Marketing and PR, Emsi. Published in Area Development Site and Facility Planning Magazine in the Q2 2017 edition.
For years, manufacturing executives have contended — in survey after survey and media story after media story — that they can’t find the talent they need to maintain and grow their operations. On the other side, academics and economics writers like Ben Casselman of FiveThirtyEight have argued that there’s “scant evidence” for a skills shortage in manufacturing.... Read more

Sen. Boozman seeks to designate U.S. 67 as I-57; could be years before it becomes an interstate

06/20/2017 02:34 PM
U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., has added a provision to the 2017 transportation budget that will designate U.S. 67, from North Little Rock to Walnut Ridge, as the future Interstate 57. The designation will help economic development along the more than 120-mile route, and could bolster the economy in Northeast Arkansas, Boozman said.

Written by George Jarod, June 2, 2017. Arkansas Business.... Read more

Tiger Insurance Agency Merges with Southerland Insurance

Little Rock, AR
06/20/2017 02:03 PM
Arkansas health and life insurance providers, Tiger Insurance Agency and Southerland Insurance, team up to provide an enhanced level of excellence.... Read more

Wal-Mart's Quinn: Community Leaders Key to Workforce Development

06/20/2017 10:38 AM
Written by Sarah Campbell-Miller of Arkansas Business on June 5, 2017. Campbell-Miller covers the International Economic Development Council's annual Economic Future Forum in Little Rock.... Read more

Shop Searcy for Father's Day

06/15/2017 09:56 AM
We recently celebrated Father's Day, which means mothers, wives and children were on the lookout for the perfect gift for their father figure. Whether you’re shopping for a Father's Day or any other holiday or birthday gift, remember to keep your search local.... Read more

Walk to Stop Diabetes

Searcy, AR
06/13/2017 12:22 PM
I know there are lots of people who are diabetics and they are some people that don't know that they are diabetic.  This walk is to support diabetes.  Please join us.  We are looking for team leaders, vendors, sponsors and donations.... Read more

Why do the Young Reject Capitalism?

06/02/2017 01:10 PM
By Warren A. Stephens
Wall Street Journal... Read more

AK Industrial Contractors Win Governor's Award for Excellence

05/31/2017 10:38 AM
AK Industrial Contractors was selected at the Medium Manufacturer at the 2017 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade.... Read more

Manufacturing Still Matters

05/25/2017 10:15 AM
Not everyone is meant to go to college. And that's okay. In fact, that's fantastic. As much as we need lawyers, doctors and teachers, we also need manufacturers.... Read more

Travel Industry Makes Impact

05/10/2017 10:41 AM
Most people are likely familiar with the frequently touted (and research-proven) positive effects of travel on our work performance, relationships and personal well-being. It’s travel’s economic power, though, that arguably deserves more attention.... Read more

A Leap of Faith in 1940s Searcy

04/21/2017 04:20 PM
Since working at the chamber, I have come to love Searcy history. “Searcy, Arkansas: A Frontier Town Grows Up with America” by Raymond Lee Muncy is full of stories of the founding, naming and growing of Searcy. My favorite story is about the resilience and determination of local Searcy leaders in the 1940s.... Read more

Searcy Farmers Market to Open April 22

04/12/2017 02:26 PM
Local farmers and Main Street Searcy are making final preparations to open the Main Street Searcy Farmers’ Market next Saturday, April 22, on the Courthouse Square in downtown Searcy.... Read more

Construction of Pool Beginning (July 2016)

04/05/2017 03:19 PM
By Dana Guthrie Read more

It Takes a Village

04/05/2017 01:09 PM
It will take all of us to recognize the uniqueness of Searcy and make strides to build and improve upon what we already have.... Read more

Why We Desperately Need To Bring Back Vocational Training In Schools

03/30/2017 02:26 PM
Originally in Forbes Magazine, published in 2015, this article touches on why vocational training should be brought back to high schools across the nation.... Read more

Chamber Board Spotlight: David Wood and Bill Marion

03/29/2017 02:06 PM
The chamber has elected six new board members including David Wood of First Community Bank and Bill Marion of Land O'Frost.... Read more

Searcy is Thriving

03/24/2017 10:22 AM
While I do realize Searcy has some limited options, I have never thought of Searcy as a dying town. Unfortunately, I have met several Searcy residents with this line of thinking.... Read more

Volunteer at the Searcy Chamber

03/22/2017 11:54 AM
It’s no secret volunteerism is low and continually drops with each year. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, only 24.9% of people volunteered in 2015 nationwide. The state of Arkansas was even lower that year with only 20.6% of residents who volunteered.
The nation, state and our own community need volunteers. In fact, your Searcy Chamber needs volunteers.... Read more

New Board Member Spotlight

02/28/2017 04:29 PM
Meet two of our new board members: Harry Porter and Melanie Purnell.... Read more

Chamber hosts weekly Legislative Updates

02/27/2017 10:00 AM
Last week, the Searcy Leadership Institute toured the state Capitol. I have never been to the Arkansas Capitol before, so I was very intrigued to discover how the government was working at the state level.... Read more

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